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How can I check the result of mysql query in python?

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I've seen lines like op.execute("CREATE LANGUAGE plpgsql") in other scripts in my system so thought I could do similar with the following.

op.execute("SHOW TABLES LIKE 'table_name'")

How can I check the result from this and then do stuff based on existence or not?

I tried result = op.fetchone() but this is incorrect.
  AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'fetchone'

and
  if not op.execute("SHOW TABLES LIKE 'agents'"):
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Do you have anything working?  Which MySQL driver are you using?

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/python/
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Server version: 5.6.31-ndb-7.4.12-cluster-gpl

Multiple DB and all working.

Trying to do/not do something based on the existence of a table.
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I believe you have to process 'SHOW TABLES' and similar queries just like a SELECT query because that is what they are.
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Sorry, I'm not following, can you please clarify for me?
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I cam across this too.

    cursor.execute("SHOW TABLES LIKE 'table_name'")
    result = cursor.fetchone()
    if result:
        "There is a table named table_name."
    else:
        do stuff

but it complains about cursor
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II resolved as follows:

    tbl = op.execute("SHOW TABLES LIKE 'table_name'")
    if not tbl:
        return
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Glad you got it figured out.  I had to get some sleep.
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